If you’ve just gotten engaged, congratulations!

You’re probably feeling all kinds of emotions; you’re happy, excited and maybe a little stressed about all the wedding planning in front of you.

The good news is, it looks like you may have decided where you’ll be hosting your big day. Now, the first thing to do is choose a venue.

The even better news is that we’ve narrowed down your top choices in this lovely list. With venues … you will be sure to find something that suits your taste and budget!

In no particular order, here we list the editor’s choice top wedding venues in Mackay, QLD

 

1. Windmill Motel and Reception Centre

Mackay, QLD

Positioned on the quiet banks of the Pioneer River, the Windmill Motel and Events Centre is a short drive to the CBD, airport, golf course and Harbour. The landscaped gardens offer a relaxed perfect for guests to enjoy the evening.

It is one of the largest event spaces in the area and can accommodate up to 200 guests, with plenty of onsite accommodation for anyone who needs it.

 

2. Ocean International Hotel – Galleons Restaurant

Mackay, QLD

Get the best of both worlds and hold your outdoor ceremony with beach views surrounded by lush floral gardens.Catering, linens, glassware and a full staff are all on site, taking the stress out of needing to hire each item individually.

With a variety of onsite options for your reception, you can host an intimate dinner at the restaurant, or host  a larger, 80-150 people seated / 100-200 cocktail style  reception in either of their stylish event spaces.

 

3. Northern Beaches Bowls Club

Mackay, QLD

 

Mackay Northern Beaches Bowls Club is located in the picturesque Northern Beaches of Mackay.

The Northern Beaches is host to some beautiful beaches only a short 5 minute drive away.  Their new wedding deck over looks our landscape gardens, pond & bowling greens; the perfect backdrop for your ceremony, reception & wedding photography.

They offer 3 venue spaces, catering from 30 to 300 cocktail, and 30 to 220 seated dinning and their new & exclusive wedding packages cater from the small intimate weddings to the large lavish affairs. Be enchanted by every stage of a beaches wedding.

 

4. Shamrock Hotel

Mackay, QLD

Another venue with plenty of convenient onsite accommodation for your guests, the Shamrock Hotel islocated on busy Nebo Road and a short distance from both the Mackay City Heart and the Mackay Airport. The open wooden décor give the room a rustic feel, with surrounding greenery pulling you into an old Irish fairy tale.

This versatile space offers seating from 20 to 110, and cocktail style set-up for up to 200 guests.

 

5. Wetland Walkabout

Andergrove, QLD

The Wetland Walkabout offers a bit of bush in Mackay’s mystical wetlands. Invite your vendors to bring their magic to this gorgeous space, perfect for the DYI bride.This uniquely Mackay location offers parties up to 120 guests.

 

6. The Marquee Mackay Marina – The Clarion Hotel

Mackay, QLD

Located on the picturesque waterfront setting of Mackay Marina, this beachy, airy space is romantic, playful and reminiscent of a faraway private island paradise. Another enviable venue for our foodie couples, the Clarion hotel’s catering staff offer a variety of options to delight your palette.

Impressive four and a half star accommodations are available for guests to stay in onsite. Dazzle up to 300 friends and family with ocean views by day, and luminescent marina lights by night.

 

7. Magpies Sporting Club – Skys Function

Glenella, QLD

Tucked away from the busy streets, the Magpie sporting club offers whimsical greenery setting to exchange vows and celebrate the night away. They offer flexible onsite catering options, and decorations for hire. If you like everything taken care of by one excellent team, they can plan you the perfect day.

This versatile space can be perfect for intimate weddings, banquets for up to 220 guests or a cocktail style function for up to 400 guests.

 

8. Harrup Park Country Club

South Mackay, QLD

 

The delicate crystal chandeliers and beautiful private patio sparkle with chic timelessness at this upscale venue. With talented and experienced restaurant staff, they can deliver an exquisite catered meal that your guests will love. Perfect for intimate gatherings or larger more extravagant affairs.

 

9. The Church on Palmer

North Mackay, QLD

Fall in love with their uniquely traditional, rustic setting nestled among the palm trees. The staff at the Church on Palmer have years of experience in restaurants and weddings and offer some of the best food and service that you will find in Mackay. To ensure they can give your party the attention they deserve, they limit their parties to 85-90 guests.

 

10. Mackay Turf Club

Ooralea, QLD

The Mackey Turf Club boasts some of the region’s most breathtaking views and brand new facilities. With a dedicated functions team, the Mackay Turf Club is the perfect choice for a zero stress wedding day. The perfectly manicured gardens and racetrack are beautiful and unique areas for photos, and the garden marquee offers the perfect space to dance the night away.Accommodate a variety of party sizes with seating for up to 240!

 

11. Dolphin Heads Resort Weddings

Dolphin Heads, QLD

Snap romantic wedding day photos walking hand in hand down the gorgeous beach at the Dolphin Heads Resort, just 20 minutes from Mackay CBD. Guests can continue to enjoy ocean views while they enjoy the divine cuisine of the resort’s partners, SALT by Urban Kitchen.

Your guests are offered a discounted room rate at the resort that applies to the duration of their stay. Host up to 100 guests in a variety of venues and rooms for offer.

 

12. Souths Leagues Club

Mackay, QLD

The South Leagues Club is the perfect space for a classy, romantic wedding. With event coordinators and custom catering available, you won’t have to worry about a thing on your big day.

They offer four event spaces to choose from, host dinner in rooms with varied sizes, from capacities ranging from 30-180 people, or a cocktail style setting for up to 300.

 

13. Villa Botanica

Airlie Beach, QLD (~150 KM from Mackay)

A day of celebrating love, crafted by people in the industry who love what they do – that is a guarantee of Villa Botanica. Professional wedding support is on hand throughout each stage of the planning to ensure everything is perfect for your ultimate commitment.

The natural elements of the blue skies, sparkling waters, and lush mountain surrounds ensure there are endless opportunities to capture the essence of the day with photographs. A beautiful outdoor rotunda makes for a quaint ceremony backdrop.

Price: Determined in consultation with wedding planners

Type of Venue: Water views, unique, intimate

 

Parting Notes

You won’t be disappointed by any of these spectacular venues.Whether you’re looking for a uniquely Mackay experience, a classically gorgeous beach wedding or a fashionable yet rustic country getaway, this list as been curated for you to choose a place that suits your needs. Mackay is the perfect ocean side town to offer a variety of experiences, some of which boast onsite accommodation. Browse the links to find the perfect place for your special day, and feel relieved crossing one of the biggest things off of your to do list!

 


 

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